Friday, April 29, 2011

Hotel Day 2 - Not Bad!

Alex slept well last night. He woke up twice and cried out - in a scared, where am I type of cry, but quickly went back to sleep. Mama, on the other hand, had a SUPER hard time going back to sleep after cry #1 (circa 3am), and had just about fallen asleep when cry #2 happened (circa 4:30ish). Alas, the little man made up for it by sleeping until 8:45am! Thank you!!
We woke up on the Wedding side of the pond, to total domination on TV of the Royal Wedding. Basically, 2 of the 4 english speaking channels were on non-stop coverage. Thankfully, I was totally caught up in it - so I was in bliss!

Happy Boy!
After a quick jaunt down to breakfast, in which Alex ate MUCH better (buckwheat type oatmeal; cheese, yogurt and bread) we ran to the small local grocery store to get some chunky baby food. It worked in Vlad with Tati - so I thought it might help the man. According to his baby home, he was a great eater -- and he has the tummy to prove it. So I think it's a matter or things being all new -- including some food tastes.

What's this stroller thing all about?

He had a little of the stew type baby food for lunch - including carrots - OH NO! Something orange! Egads! (According to his doctor he is allergic to "all things orange" - uh huh. riiiight.) And while he didn't love the chunks of chicken, he ate some of it. He gobbled down the apple baby food, which was essentially super smooth applesauce - of course he liked that one, I only bought 1 bottle!!

He was happy 90% of the day. He cried a little in the stroller on the way to the store and then again in the store. He typically pipes down quite quickly. Thankfully. Crying babies make me sad! We did another bath tonight -- in the vain of trying to get him used to it. NO LUCK. It was worse. And now, to make matters worse, he cries anytime he gets near the bathroom! Hopefully, his sister can help him get accustomed to baths when we get home. Again, they told me at the baby home that he LOVES his baths. Riiiight. After that he was just tired, grumpy and mad at mama for making him take his bath.

Grumpy at mama...
We went for a walk around the floor of our hotel - it's like a triangle, so you can do a complete loop. We came back and I tried to lay him down in his crib, but he would have nothing to do with that. He WANTED to be snuggled. He's a total snuggle monster!! So after laying on mama's chest for 30 minutes, he's still awake, but laying peacefully in his crib. Strike that -- after a quick peek -- he's zonked. Night all!!

Sleepy Baby....

13 comments:

Cindy said...

Amy--I have been following along and Alex is beautiful! I am so happy for you and can't wait to see pics of the kids together! Cindy and Nikolay

ps. i am in process for #2

Barb said...

So cute! Love the sweaty head:)

findingourdaughter said...

Was just wondering how day 2 went! Had been blog stalking:). Glad he is eating some, lots of new distractions.
I was also glued to the TV today, Rick thinks it is silly.
Hugs to you and little man Alex!

Jeanette said...

He is so darn cute!!!!! Glad you have another day down!

Bill and Michelle Curran said...

I can't believe the baby home let him keep all that hair!!! What a handsome little guy. T is gonna have a run for looks and 'cute' comments now :)

Heather and Chad said...

He is so cute!!!! I can't get over how long his hair is! Looks like you are in the Courtyard Marriott on V Island.....awesome breakfast! Enjoy!!!!

Sarah said...

Cobgratulations! He is so adorable. I have two from St Pete one from #3 and one from #12. He looks so good! Which Baby Home is he from? All the best and you are right that he is just nervous. We just came home 4 months ago from St Pete and our little girl had a rough go at first with bathing and food but it all went away. Best of luck and enjoy!

Heather and Chad said...

@ Sarah.....looked to see if you had a blog but it doesn't look like that's why I am posting on here! Our little boy is from Baby Home #3 St. Petes as well!!! We just brought him home 8 weeks ago!

Pam said...

He's so cute I can't hardly stand it!! Love all the hair! Sounds like your bath times are like Elena's were in Vlad. She cried every time she went near the tub or heard the water running. I think the size of the tub was overwhelming. So glad things are going well!

Trisha and Jim said...

Love the pout face.

Sally...4 boys + 1 princess.. said...

To cute. Lovin St. Pete! Good luck with the rest of days there. are you taking the speed train to Moscow? I highly recommend it, very comfortable and you can have Alex in the stroller, and it is very nice.

Jill said...

I was told by the orphanages that both Keith and Iryna took naps every day. Riiiiiiiiiiight. That so never happened from day one after we adopted them. I wonder if they just tell us what they think we want to hear? Who do they think they are kidding, anyhow?!

Troy and Rachel said...

Oh my stars - such a doll and I LOVE that hair!!! He does loked zonked in that photo!! Glad you are doing well! The bath time fun will come!